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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Secure Our World

Executive Summary

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global initiative designed to educate individuals about the importance of cybersecurity, both personally and professionally.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) have partnered this year to provide a wealth of targeted resources aimed at educating individuals about the importance of cybersecurity. Their theme for this year is “Secure Our World“.

They offer materials both for individuals and for companies to educate their employees, customers and memberships.

Let’s raise awareness about cybersecurity and equip everyone with the knowledge and tools to stay safe online!

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is traditionally a spooky month with Halloween festivities and chilling weather. It also presents an opportunity to delve into the equally spine-chilling world of cyber threats after former US President George W. Bush designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to educate individuals about the importance of cybersecurity, both personally and professionally. The aim is to create awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Over the years, the program has evolved to address the ever-growing threats in cyberspace, with a particular emphasis on the role of individuals.

What began with simple press releases and webpages has now grown into a comprehensive campaign led by CISA.

What Is Happening This Year

This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month initiative aims to be the most extensive one yet, with a theme of “Secure Our World”.

The focus of this year’s campaign is on four key behaviours to stay safe online:

  • Use strong passwords
  • Turn on MFA
  • Recognize & report phishing
  • Update software

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, individuals and families, small and medium businesses, and large companies all have an important role to play in keeping our digital world safe and secure,
This Cybersecurity Awareness Month we are asking everyone to do their part to “Secure Our World” by adopting key behaviors that promote online safety and security.

says CISA Director Jen Easterly

CISA and NCA are partnering to create resources and messaging for organizations to use when they talk with their employees, customers, and memberships about staying safe online.

CISA is hosting a series of free, virtual webinars every Tuesday in October 2023 from 2-2:30pm EDT to help people implement the pillars of this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making a positive impact in the face of the growing cyber threats

Alongside these efforts, CISA and NCA are offering a toolkit for both businesses and individuals to enhance cybersecurity culture.

Please visit the Cybersecurity Awareness Month website by CISA to explore the details of their awareness materials.

Closing Remarks

Raising cybersecurity awareness is crucial in the digital world.

Everyone must understand the risks and take proactive measures to protect themselves and their information.

By spreading this information, we can create a safer online environment. Let’s promote cybersecurity awareness and ensure everyone has the knowledge and tools to stay safe online.

Together, we can build a more secure digital future!

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